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by The Upper Canadien on 01/21/12 at 05:17 PM ET
If you’re looking for some light, questionable, mildly objectionable reading, here’s an article from Chris Zelkovich in today’s Toronto Star:
People in Toronto often wonder why other parts of the country take issue with what is, without question, a great city: here’s a perfect example of why. Here, the Star’s columnist compares the Canadiens to the Islanders and Dolphins, and writes as if they’ve been 30th in the NHL for a decade. Taking shots at a team when they’re down is one thing - suggesting they’re bottom of the barrel, and alluding to them as an embarrassment, is another.
Sure, no Stanley Cups since 1993, but remember, the Canadiens were first in the East in 2008.
Interesting to note there is little mention of the Maple Leafs, of whom you could make the same, if not a much, much stronger argument.
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